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Subtle Something that Renews the Spirit

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
–Robert Louis Stevenson

just inland from Lake Huron

Huron National Forest, Michigan

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A Summer Medley of Light and Shadow

“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

The early evening medley of light, shadow, and reflection plays at a nearby lake.  Summer has haltingly arrived in my corner of the Great Lakes state.

Night, the Beloved

Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.

Antoine Saint Exupery

Newburgh Lake, Michigan